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    October Surgery Roll Call

    Revision from sleeve to bypass on the 22nd- I’m so ready to get rid of this GERD
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    November sleevers here

    So as of this morning, I am under my "un-achievable" goal of 125 lbs. I weighed in a 124.6 lbs. Its so surreal! It's been a hell of a year since surgery. I lost my big brother in August and recently made the decision to end my marriage. Regardless of it all, I wouldn't change my decision to have this surgery for all the money in the world. It's been a struggle and I know the next year or two will be hard with all the emotional turmoil and stress but I've got this. I'm excited for the newest chapter in my life and to see where this road takes me.
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    November sleevers here

    My one year pictures!
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    November sleevers here

    One year out today! Started at 256.6 on the table and weighed in at 126.6 this am! I’ll post pictures later!
  5. My initial goal was set by my doctor- it was 170-180. That would have had me losing the average amount for my weight loss surgery patients for my starting weight. I passed that and set a goal for 150 lbs. When I passed that, I lowered it to 135 lbs. I’m 130 now and trying to get to 125 lbs. I don’t know where I’ll stop. I lost 15 lbs after my brother died in August and am getting ready to go through a divorce so we’ll see where I end up. The extra skin bothers me but not as much as being 282 lbs bothered me.
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    November sleevers here

    Me last year, as Al Boreland from Home Improvement, to this year as Sulley
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    November sleevers here

    Life is busy! I’m definitely much more active than I used to be! I’m 1.2 lbs from my goal and it’s so surreal. I see pictures of what I once was and it’s so weird. It feels like a lifetime ago some days.
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    Non-food rewards

    I’ve been doing tattoos. Ever since i was 4 years old I’ve loved tattoos. I had a few done before surgery but never felt like I was pretty enough or worth the time and money to get beautiful art done on such a hideous body. Now post op, I’ve been going and having pieces done a that I’ve wanted for years.
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    November sleevers here

    10 months today! Down 117.4 lbs since the picture on the left was taken. 256.6 lbs on the day of surgery to 139.2 lbs this morning.
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    How old were you when?

    I was 31 when I went to the information session for my surgeon’s office and 32 when I actually had the surgery done. I wish I would have done it 10 years ago.
  11. Mine started regrowing about a month or so ago after falling out from 2 months post op to 6 months post op. I haven't noticed a huge change in the texture of it so far but its only about an inch to an inch and a half long. My hair has always been fine and straight and it seems like that's how its coming back. I'm ready for it to grow in faster though because all the baby hairs all over my head makes it look like I've got serious chemical breakage but I don't! I've always got a halo of baby hair sticking up constantly.
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    30 second elevator interview

    I'm a 33 year old hairstylist and mom of three. I love tattoos and geeky conventions and Supernatural. I'm witty and sarcastic. I appreciate a good cup of coffee and have an affinity for terrible action movies.
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    Any shorties out there under 200lbs

    I’m 5’1- my weight on the day of surgery was 256.6 lbs and my BMI was 48. It’s been almost 10 months since surgery, I’m down to 140.8 lbs and a BMI of 26.6. I went from a size 24 jeans to a 2.
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    Annapolis Maryland

    I’m in Frederick County
  15. I waited 2 months but only because that was his first available appointment. I’d have gone after a month if he’d had any openings.
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    Non Scale Victories

    I just bought and fit a pair of size 2 jeans. I was wearing a 24 before surgery.
  17. I’m 9 months post op and was doing great. Down 110 lbs since surgery and following all the rules. Then on August 10th, my big brother died suddenly from a massive heart attack. I’m spiraling. I’m not hitting any nutrition goals. I’m barely eating, barely drinking and don’t know how to even begin to process this loss. I feel like I’m drowning. When my mom died 8 years ago (her funeral and my brother’s were 8 years to the day apart) I was pregnant. Once my daughter was born, the grief hit me and i turned to food and put on 45 lbs. this time- I can’t do that. I won’t do that. So I’m drowning in grief with no idea how to cope with it because I can’t eat my feelings. I don’t even know why I’m posting this other than I need to get it out.
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    Dealing with grief post op

    My brother was a kidney recipient 9 years ago and we’ve set up a fundraiser for the American kidney fund in his name and seeing the donations warms my heart. He was also an avid golfer and despite knowing nothing of golf, other than my love of putt putt, I might try to learn. I’m just reeling in grief. I don’t want to turn to food. And I won’t let myself. But as of right now, I’m barely eating. Barely drinking. Everything makes me nauseated. I don’t know how to cope with this. I’m just so lost.
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    I’m a licensed cosmetologist and almost 9 months post op myself. I colored my hair the entire time I was experiencing hair loss. Honestly, go to a salon and have it done so they can use a lower volume developer versus buying a box and doing it yourself. Depending on what you want to do and where your color is now, they should be able to use 10 or 20 volume. All box color is 40 volume, has a higher percentage of peroxide in it, because it’s a “one size fits all” and can be unnecessarily harsh on your hair. Also, invest in an olaplex treatment while you’re at the salon. It helps protect your hair from the damage of coloring it. I went from silver to purple to blonde post op, using Olaplex. My hair feels healthy, just thinner.
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    November sleevers here

    I’m right there with you!
  21. I’ll be 9 months out next week. Stalls seem to be fairly normal. My weight loss looks a lot like sillykitty’s. I’m currently in a nearly month long stall of bouncing between 146.4 and 148.8. It’s driving me crazy but I know it’s temporary. I’ve been amping up my workouts and changing my cardio in an attempt to break it. Fingers crossed! Stalls are hella frustrating but remember to look at the big picture and not focus on the day to day. I know it’s hard to remember when you’re in the mist of it but keep your chin up.
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    Partner’s weight

    DH gained 5-10 lbs my first few months post op. Recently he’s lost 15ish. He’s learning to control his portions and he’s eating the healthier foods I’ve been cooking.
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    Process Timeframe??

    For my surgeon’s office you have to go to an informational session before you can be seen in the office. I went to that session at the end of February 2017, first consult was March 2017, 6 months of insurance weigh ins and finally had surgery November 14, 2017.
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    November sleevers here

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    Flat out wraps

    I love the ancient grains flat out Protein fold its. I put 1.5 oz of turkey and 1 thin slice of cheddar on it and it’s 10 g carbs and 20something protein. I can’t eat the whole thing so it gets broken up into two meals. I love them because they’re low carb- only 10 grams I think for the fold it, high protein variety- I was a huge sandwich person before surgery so these are a great alternative for a post surgery lifestyle. The carbs are low, the calories are low. They don’t taste awful and you can toast them! I toasted one and added a tablespoon of peanut butter to it for breakfast and it was amazing. I

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